FAQs

E85
Q. What is E85?

E85 – 85% ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline: E85 is an alternative fuel for use in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). There are currently more than 6 million FFVs on America’s roads today, and the automakers are rolling out more each year. In conjunction with more flexible fuel vehicles, more E85 pumps are being installed across the acountry. When E85 is ot available, these FFVs can operate on straight gasoline or any ethanol to run on “ethanol.” All vehicles are “ethanol vehicles” and can use up to 10% ethanol with no modifications to the engine. Often people confuse E85 for “ethanol,” believing incorrectly that not all vehicles are ethanol-compatible.

Q. Why support E85?

Today, the U.S. imports more than half of its oil, and overall consumption continues to increase. By supporting ethanol production and use, U.S. drivers can help reverse that trend. 85% ethanol can reduce pollution. Government tests have shown that E85 vehicles reduce harmful hydrocarbon and benzene emissions when compared to vehicles running on gasoline. E95 can also reduce carbon dioxide (CO2), a harmful greenhouse gas and a major contributor to global warming.

Q. Where can I get E85?

Stinker has 4 locations that sell E85. Stinker-Thain 124 Thain Rd., Lewiston, ID; Stinker-Main 2323 Main Street, Boise ID; Stinker-Garrity 3319 Garrity Blvd, Nampa, ID; Stinker-Addison 2259 Addison Ave, Twin Falls, ID.


Ethanol
Q. What about ethanol’s impact on fuel economy?

There is virtually no difference in fuel economy between unleaded gasoline and E10, the 10% blend most commonly available to motorists. Research shows that, on average, the difference is only 1.5% – a negligible amount, much less than the impact of wind speed, stop-and-go driving, and tire pressure.

Q. How much ethanol-blended fuel is sold in the United States?

In 2007, about 6.5 billion gallons of ethanol was produced and consumed in the United States. Today, ethanol-blended fuel is available from nearly Coast to Coast. Ethanol is blended in to 70 percent of America’s gasoline.

Q. If gas contains ethanol, is it labeled that way on the pump?

E85 is always labeled at the pump because it is an alternative fuel for use only in Flexible Fuel Vehicles. Because up to 10% ethanol can be used in any vehicle, labeling of this fuel is a decision made locally or by state. Some states require labeling of ethanol blends, and some states say it is not required or that it is voluntary. To determine your state’s labeling requirements, visit ACE’s state-by-state ethanol handbook by clicking on “Ethanol Stats & Laws” at the bottom of Ethanol.org’s homepage.

Q. How does the production and use of ethanol impact our economy?

Ethanol production has a large positive impact on the U.S. economy, especially in the rural areas where most ethanol production takes place. An ethanol plant makes a large difference to the economy of its local area. A study conducted in 2002 found that an average sized ethanol plant (40 mgy) would: generate a one-time boost of $142 million through its construction; expand the local economic base by $110 million, generate an additional $19.6 million in household income and at least $1.2 million in new tax revenue.

Q. How does ethanol-blended fuel benefit the environment?

Ethanol is a much cleaner burning fuel than gasoline, offering a significant reduction in carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon tailpipe emissions. Research shows that every city and state that has switched to ethanol-blended fuel has experienced improved air quality. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, in 2005 alone ethanol-blended fuels reduce CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions by 7.8 million tons – this has the effect of removing the annual GHG emissions of more than 1 million automobiles from the road.

Q. What is Ethanol?

Ethanol is a clean-burning, high-octane motor fuel that is produced from renewable sources. At its most basic, ethanol is grain alcohol, produced from crops such as corn. Because it is domestically produced, ethanol helps reduce America’s dependence upon foreign sources of energy.

Q. Energy Security & Independence

American-made, renewable ethanol directly displaces crude oil we would need to import, offering our country critically needed independence and security from foreign sources of energy.

Q. Will my vehicle run on ethanol-blended fuel?

All vehicles are “ethanol-capable” and can use a blend of up to 10% ethanol. Since the 1980s all automakers have covered up to 10% ethanol-blended fuel by warranty, no engine modifications necessary.

Q. Can ethanol blends be used in small engines, such as boats, lawnmowers, or chainsaws?

Yes – manufacturers of small engines realize that up to a 10% blend of ethanol is very common in gasoline, so they make their engines compatible with this fuel.


Car-Washes
Q. Which locations have car washes?

Stinker has 10 locations that have a car wash. Here are the addresses: Stinker-Emerald 530 N. Five Mile Rd. Boise; Stinker-Franklin 8155 W. Franklin, Boise; Stinker-Apple 2550 S. Apple, Boise; Stinker-Cole Rd. 3203 N Cole Rd, Boise; Stinker-First Street 496 First Street, Idaho Falls; Stinker-South Park 880 W. Shoshone, Twin Falls; Stinker-E. Burley 1715 E Main, Burley, ID


Stinker-History
Q. Stinker History

Farris Lind, founder of Stinker Stores, began very modestly with one station in 1936 at Twin Falls, Idaho. From the start he showed his fierce independent nature and humor by choosing the skunk as his emblem and name. He declared his independence and freedom from the major oil companies by selling gasoline for less money and passing the savings on to the customer.

Q. About Us

‚ÄúStinker makes good scents”


Fishing-Licenses
Q. Which StinkerStores sell fishing licences?

Stinker-State St. 3412 W. State Street, Boise, ID


Stinker-Merchandise
Q. Where can I get Stinker merchandise?

A majority of the Stinker stores sell merchandise. You can get t-shirts, sweatshirts and mugs with our famous billboard slogans.

Q. What is available?

Stinker Baseball Caps, Lighters, Refill Mugs – Cold Mugs 34oz & 52oz, Hot Mugs 16oz & 22oz, T-shirts – Sizes: Adult to Child 6 Months, Sweatshirts – Sizes: Adult to Youth 6/8.


Restaurants
Q. Which locations have restaurants?

Stinker has 2 Subway locations – 119 W. Roseberry Rd. Donnelly, ID and 702 N Overland, Burley, ID. Stinker has one A&W restaurant located at 326 S. Highway 24, Heyburn, ID. Stinker has one Arctic Circle at 530 N. Five Mile Rd. Boise, ID.


Stinker-Fuel-Suppliers
Q. Who is Stinker branded with?

Stinker is branded with 3 fuel suppliers – Sinclair, Chevron and Tesoro. Most stores are branded with Sinclair, 4 stores are branded with Tesoro and 1 store is branded with Chevron. We buy our fuel exclusively from these suppliers at our branded locations.